USDA moves ahead on APH updates

USDA moves ahead on APH updates

Farm bill allows yield adjustments for figuring crop insurance when losses are widespread and beyond producers' control.

THE U.S. Department of Agriculture said it would update actual production history (APH) adjustments for 2015 spring-planted crops, which is an about-face on an issue of vital importance to states that have faced droughts and widespread losses in recent years.

Two of the biggest proponents for the APH change were House Agriculture Committee chairman Frank Lucas (R., Okla.) and Rep. Mike Conaway (R., Texas), who had repeatedly called on USDA to make

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